Shoulder pain is a diverse group of pain conditions that can really disrupt your life, we can help you on your journey to better health with both acute and chronic shoulder conditions. Like all pain conditions shoulder pain is emergent in nature, meaning many different contributors into interacting together. At Tecoma Myotherapy we can explore lifestyle and daily habits that can bring you closer to having shoulder pain like advice around better quality of sleep, exercise, coping strategies for stress, exercise and dietry advice. Treatment in the clinic can be helping you make sense of where why you hurt and while working on the lifestyle and contributing factors to your shoulder pain and we can desensitize the shoulder and associated areas to allow you to live life more comfortable.
Bilby in the Bath
Adaption of Bilby in the Bath, Butler & Mosley, Noigroup Publications, 2015, Orginal illustrator David Blaiklock
In the clinic you will see a painting of the Bilby in the Bath, why you ask? I have this in the clinic to start shifitng my patients from a linear thinking of pain to a more emerent way: for example my shoulder was caused by lifting a weight the wrong way at the gym, to one of exploring lifestyle, tissue tolerance (the load the tissue can cope with, stress and anything else in your world that could be driving sensitivity through the shoulder.
Lets explain the Bilby: lets imagine when this bathtub over flows protective outputs of the body like pain and headaches may be produced. Alot of the time we blame the last little thing for triggering off our heahache, but when we look in the bath we will see there are much larger and bigger dangers that are filling up the bath and brining closer to the edge of overflowing. So, when we undernstand pain we might start blaming that little bilby a littble bit less and started exploring these larger and greater dangers that are filling up the bath. Image is an adaption of Bilby in the bath out of the Butler & Moseley, Protectometer: the Explain Pain Handbook, Noigroup Publications, 2015. Originall illustration David Blaiklock and adaption by Evie Pape with permission of Noigroup Publications.